Mission Trails Regional Park Day Camp

Presented by the Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation

Mission Trails Regional Park Summer Camp

This summer, the Mission Trails Regional Park (MTRP) Foundation is offering day camps for children entering first through sixth grades in fall 2023.

Camp Dates
June 19-23: Wild Transformers (grades 1-3)
June 26-30: Wild Transformers (grades 1-3)
July 10-14: Makers in Nature Art Camp (ages 6-10) FULL
July 17-21: Nature Investigators (grades 4-6) To register, call 619-668-3280 or email alustgarten@mtrp.org

Camp Hours
Drop off from 8:30-9AM
Pick up from 4-4:30PM

Registration: $325
One-time 10% discount on sibling registration

A summer camp like no other! Campers will take to the trails, play games, make crafts, conduct science experiments, and develop friendships. The explorers will learn about animals and plants, the unique biodiversity of Mission Trails, and Kumeyaay culture. Each session is limited to 30 students to ensure an enriching experience for all campers. Please note that each week is designated for certain age groups, and if you sign up for more than one week, you will need to fill out the forms for each session. Snacks provided but campers must bring lunch, a water bottle, hat, and sunscreen.

Wild Transformers: Animal and Plant Adaptations
June 19-23: Grades 1-3
June 26-30: Grades 1-3

Did you know that animals and plants have superpowers? Well, we think they do! Explore alongside the Mission Trails Regional Park (MTRP) Foundation Education team to learn how animals, plants, and even humans survive and thrive in the habitats where they live. Campers will take nature walks, make crafts, and learn all about the thriving community of plants and animals at MTRP.

Makers in Nature Art Camp: Create Art Inspired by Nature FULL
July 10-14: For children 6-10 years of age

Let Mission Trails be your camper’s inspiration this summer as they get creative in the Makers in Nature Art Camp! During this camp week, children will learn how to interact with nature using their senses of sight, hearing, touch, and smell to create works of art inspired by their explorations at the park. Campers will be able to experiment with different art mediums and even create sustainable art made from recycled materials. This camp is a must for all crafty nature-loving kiddos.

Nature Investigators: Discover and Explore Nature’s Mysteries
July 17-21: Grades 4-6

Have you ever been curious about the “too crazy to be true”, natural phenomena that happen all around us?! Join us for a week packed full of exploration and scientific explanation. This summer, campers will become Nature Investigators and take to the trails to explore the natural processes that happen at Mission Trails Regional Park. They’ll run science experiments, hear from native storytellers, learn tracking skills, and so much more during the week full of nature investigation.

Camps offered the weeks of June 19, June 26, July 10 and July 17
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Campers must be entering grades 1-6 in fall 2023
Early bird pricing: $300 per child until April 9

$325 per child after April 9

One-time 10% discount on siblings with code 2023SIBLING where it reads Redeem Coupon on registration

To register for July 17-July 21, call 619-668-3280 or email alustgarten@mtrp.org

Day Camp Contact
Alissa Lustgarten, Lead Educator
Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation

Day Camp Locations
(Days at each to be determined. Parents will be notified.)

Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center
One Father Junipero Serra Trail
San Diego, CA 92119


Mission Trails Regional Park Kumeyaay Lake Campground (Map)
Two Father Junipero Serra Trail
San Diego, CA 92119

You will be required to complete and sign a copy of the Waiver and Release of Liability form when you drop off your child on the first day of camp.  If you will be sending your child with medication, please complete the MTRP Day Camp Medication Form and bring it with the medication on the first day of camp.

Day Camp Policies

Insufficient enrollment may result in cancellation of day camp. Full refund will be given for such cancellation. Refunds will otherwise not be available and the registration fee will be considered a donation to support the park.